curriculum vitae

Born 1959 in Bamberg, Franconia. By conviction, not belonging to any discipline, thus undisciplined, amateur in various fields. Someone who can do no more and knows no more than the students, at best, other. Someone who tries to live a decent life and has made experiences that have unfortunately sedimented into behavioural patterns … Stop! That’s not how it works! In a time, in which everyone struggles for attention, in which already eighteen-year-olds write their autobiography and self-staging belongs indispensably to the professional game, it must be done differently! One must impress, demonstrate competence and uniqueness etc. … Diploma in computer science and mathematics, doctoral degree in engineering, carpenter journeyman, price winner, company founder, supervisory board chairman, scientific consultant, professor at an art university, twice its prorector, lived in London, Barcelona, Brussels and Cologne and so on. …. Yes, that’s how it works! Well, is that really better? I think it’s just a childish bauble.

More formal resume

Georg Trogemann has been a professor of Experimental Informatics at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne since 1994. In 1977, he completed an apprenticeship as a carpenter. He studied computer science and mathematics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, where he received his doctorate in 1990. From 1997 to 1999, and then later, 2004 to 2006 he was the prorector for research and infrastructure at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. His research topics include experimental algorithms, philosophy of technology, the theory of artefacts, and speculative cognitive systems.

Personal Data
NameProf. Dr. Georg Trogemann, Name at birth: Fleischmann (until 1997)
Day of birth08.07.1959
Professional Experience
1994 – todayFull Professor for Experimental Informatics at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne
1999 – 2005Scientific Director of the »Laboratory for Mixed Reality« (LMR), founding member and chairman of the GFKI (Society for Artistic Informatics) board
1996 – 2001Co-founder and CEO of plan_b Medienwerkstatt GmbH
2001 – 2004Co-founder and companion of plan_b Media AG
1990 – 1992Artistic/scientific assistant at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne in the department for computer graphics / computer animation
1986 -1990Scientific assistant at the chair for Operating Systems, University Erlangen-Nuremberg. Contributor to the SUPRENUM-Project, a research project for the development of a supercomputer for numerical applications
1974 – 1977Apprenticeship as a carpenter
1977Journeyman’s examination as carpenter
1980Qualification for University entrance (Abitur)
1980 – 1986Studying Informatics and Mathematics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, with focus on pattern recognition. Degree: Dipl.-Inform.
1990Doctorate (Dr.-Ing.) at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg with a thesis on modelling and evaluation of massively parallel algorithms
1993Certificate of Proficiency in English, University of Cambridge, Sels College London
Other matters
1999 – 2015Founder and head of lab_III at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne
1994 – 2010Research fund raising and responsible lead of numerous research projects, also as partner in collaborative EC projects (IPs and STREPs). Among others KIT-Kunst-Informatik-Technik, vvtv im Gigabit-Testbed West, Embassi, AlVred, mQube, meciTv, Live, Citzen Media
2007Appointed as member of the board of trustees at the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS
2004 – 2006Prorector at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne for research and infrastructures
2001 u. 2002Chairman of the supervisory board of »plan_b Media AG«
1997 – 1999Prorector at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne for research and infrastructures
1993Guest at the Royal College of Art London
1992 – 1993Collaboration with »Knowbotic Research«. The collectively developed work »smdk – simulation space mosaic of mobile data sounds« receives the Golden Nica for interactive art at the Ars Electronica 1993 in Austria
1977School student award by the city of Bamberg
1977Journeyman’s examination award by the Chamber of Crafts of Upper Franconia